Mytek Digital Now Shipping Clef, First Portable Hi-Fi System for Smartphones at CES 2018

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Launching its consumer division, Mytek begins shipping Clef: the first portable Hi-Fi system for any analog headphones, designed to stream music with vinyl quality.

Mytek Clef

“We’ve been experts in manufacturing professional studio music recording hardware for over 25 years, allowing us to witness evolving creative and consumer trends with consumers demanding more sophisticated streaming products,” commented Michal Jurewicz, founder of Mytek Digital.

Mytek Digital, a pioneering creator of professional recording studio equipment since 1992, begins shipping and taking orders for Clef, the first of its kind portable Hi-Fi system with USB and Bluetooth inputs producing vinyl-quality sound on-the-go. This lightweight portable Bluetooth device features high resolution digital-to-analog conversion and amplification more than double the output volume of an iPhone. Intelligently crafted to cater to a new generation of vinyl enthusiasts who don’t want to compromise quality while outside of the home, Clef is compatible with all music streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal.

Clef is a collaboration with product designer Yousef Ali, industrial designer Egill Karlsson, and engineer Michal Bedyga. Clef represents a design-first pivot towards consumer audio for the Hi-Fi and pro-audio mainstay. “Music fans that grew up with iPods are simultaneously fueling the streaming revolution and the vinyl resurgence,” commented Yousef Ali, Clef product designer. “Clef represents a way to reconcile those two lifestyles.”

The first product in Mytek’s new consumer audio division, lead by Ali, Karlsson and Beldyga, Clef solves the problem of delivering vinyl-quality sound from a music streaming app to your headphones. Clef is lightweight and portable - weighing only 3.5 ounces and easily fitting into your pocket. It comes equipped with a built-in microphone to answer incoming phone calls while streaming without having to juggle devices. Clef also has a headphone amplifier and a hardware digital-to-analog converter for playing back the most demanding hi-res audio formats from DSD to Tidal Masters™. The battery capacity is approximately eight hours and charges via micro USB.

“We’ve been experts in manufacturing professional studio music recording hardware for over 25 years, allowing us to witness evolving creative and consumer trends with consumers demanding more sophisticated streaming products,” commented Michal Jurewicz, founder of Mytek Digital. “Music fans are trying to balance the warmth and quality of vinyl with the convenience of streaming while on the move or at the office. We’ve built that solution.”

Clef will be available in a Piano Black finish in February 2018 for $299. For additional information on Clef, please visit http://www.clefmusic.com.

For more information on Mytek Digital, please visit http://www.mytekdigital.com.

To schedule a meeting with the Mytek Digital team at Pepcom or at Booth 14735 in the Hi-Res Audio Pavilion in Central Hall, please contact PR representative Greg Mondshein at greg(at)sourcecodecomms.com.

Additional Specifications:

DAC resolution: up to 32bit/384kHz PCM, DSD128, 120dB Dynamic Range
Headphone Amplifier: 2.2 VRMS output, 1.0 Ohm output impedance.
Formats accepted via USB: up to 32bit/384kHz PCM, DSD128 via DOP, MQA® fully decoded via built in decoder, all other audio formats the computer can play (Flac, AAC, MP3, DTS, Dolby etc)
Formats accepted via Bluetooth®: PCM up to resolution playable from cell phone or device, up to 384k, 32bit, ACC (Apple devices), AptX (with AptX equipped devices). AptX and AAC provide better Bluetooth audio quality
Battery life: up to 8 hrs
Weight 105 grams, 3.5 ounces, Size: wxhxd: 93x60x12 mm, 3.5x2.5x0.5 inch

About Mytek Digital

After graduating from Warsaw’s University of Technology with a Master of Science degree in Studio Electronics and Acoustics, Michał Jurewicz left his native Poland and moved to the United States. He worked in two legendary New York City recording studios — the Hit Factory and Skyline Studio, forming many working relationships and friendships in the NYC audio engineering community that have continued to this date. He developed a series of Analog-to-Digital converters that improved the quality of digital mixes. Nearly all recordings by Mariah Carey, James Taylor, James Brown, The Chic, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, and others from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s were mixed with prototypes of Mytek digital converters. In order to commercialize his hardware designs, Jurewicz founded Mytek in New York in 1992. Mytek’s goal has always been technological innovation aimed at preserving the highest possible sound quality during the recording process. It was Mytek’s leadership position in Professional Audio since 1992 that convinced MQA, Ltd. to make Mytek its first standalone-hardware technology partner.

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